Critical Voices: The Importance of Film Critics of Color - June, Friday 23rd - Creators Studio 1
Originally from Mexico City, Carlos Aguilar was chosen as one of 6 young film critics to partake in the first Roger Ebert Fellowship organized by the Sundance Institute and Indiewire in 2014. Aguilar’s work has appeared in prestigious publications such as Indiewire, MovieMaker Magazine, Filmmaker Magazine, Variety Latino, Americas Quarterly, Remezcla, among others. Besides his work in journalism, Aguilar regularly works as a screener for the Sundance Film Festival and a screenplay reader for Sundance’s Screenwriters Lab. In the spring of 2016, Aguilar was selected as one of the participants in Hola Mexico Film Festival’s first Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today program, which focused on exposing young Latino talent to industry professionals and mentors. Earlier this year he was invited to be a member of the jury at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival in the Cine Latino section. Aguilar currently co-hosts, One Week Only, a weekly podcast highlighting independent and international cinema.